Three major public sector oil companies today announced that they would be distributing 70,000 LPG connections in the state on April 20 to households living Below Poverty Line (BPL).
“To popularise the use of clean fuel for cooking among the rural population of the country, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to celebrate April 20 as Ujjwala Diwas,” said Executive Director, Gujarat, Indian Oil Corporation, S S Lamba, at a press meet here today.
On that day, around 15,000 ‘LPG panchayats’ will be held across the country under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Lamba said.
“In Gujarat, distributors of Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) would organise 701 such LPG panchayats on April 20. Our target is to give around 70,000 new LPG connections by enrolling 100 beneficiaries at each of these 701 community gatherings” said Lamba, who is also the state level coordinator of oil marketing companies in Gujarat. Read More